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Launching the website to benefit from the subsidized electric tariff (link)

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publish date 2022-01-12 18:23:01

Today, Wednesday, the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Authority announced the launch of the website prepared by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the authority; To benefit from the subsidized electric tariff in the domestic sector, which will start to be applied as of the first of next April.

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Dr. Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, explained during a joint press conference with the Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Eng. Ahmed Al-Hanandeh, and the Chairman of the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Authority, Dr. Hussein Al-Laboun, about the details and mechanisms for benefiting from the subsidized electric tariff.

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources stressed that the plan to regulate the electric tariff aims to direct government support to Jordanian household subscribers, temporary passport holders and residents of the Gaza Strip residing in the Kingdom, in addition to reducing electric energy costs on many vital economic sectors, which is reflected in the prices of their services and goods provided. Citizens and enhances their competitiveness and ability to sustainably grow and support the national economy.
He pointed out that, under the electric tariff, tariffs will be reduced on the main economic sectors (commercial, industrial, hotel, agricultural and health), which will have a significant stimulating economic impact on the activities of these sectors, which constitute the energy bill as one of the most important challenges to their business.
Al-Kharabsheh clarified that the majority of Jordanian subscribers in the household sector will not feel any change in the value of their bills, and those whose monthly bill is less than 50 dinars (consumption of less than 600 kWh) will not be affected, and even the value of his bill may decrease slightly.
He estimated the value of the savings achieved from removing electrical tariff distortions at about 50 million dinars, not a penny of which will enter the state treasury, but will be directed to support the economic sectors, expressing his hope that the effects of the tariff reduction will be reflected on the products and services of these sectors.
Kharabsheh affirmed the partnership between the government and the parliament, expressing the ministry’s readiness to discuss any proposals that achieve the national interest.

The Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Eng. Ahmed Al-Hanandeh, in turn, confirmed the readiness of the website dedicated to benefiting from the subsidized electric tariff in the domestic sector, as the only channel for obtaining support, noting that the process of applying for support is continuous and not limited in time.
And he indicated that the website, which was created by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, has successfully passed the beta test period, stressing the ease of registration on the website by all target groups, in addition to allowing any complaint or inquiry to be received through the website.
For his part, the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission, Dr. Hussein al-Laboun, announced the official start of receiving requests to benefit from the subsidized electric tariff for domestic subscribers through the website dedicated to this, which is kahraba.gov.jo.

And Dr. Laboun indicated that domestic subscribers wishing to benefit from the subsidized electric tariff and the conditions of support apply to them must register through the announced website directly without the need to attach a title deed or a lease contract, pointing out that to complete the registration process requires the electricity bill of the meter that the beneficiary wishes to include in the support for recording. The counter number, the subscription number or the reference mentioned in the invoice, and the family book for the Jordanian beneficiary to record personal data such as the national number, date of birth and family book number, or the document/passport for holders of temporary Jordanian passports and the people of the Gaza Strip residing in Jordan to record the personal number and date of birth, in addition to The mobile phone number of the beneficiary, and the beneficiary must agree to the electronic declaration related to the accuracy of the data and the obligations that will result from using the meter.
Laboun clarified that the subscriber who has more than one meter registered in his name benefits tenants, children or others. Each of them can obtain support if they are heads of families and meet the conditions for entitlement to support.
He stressed that there is no requirement that the meter be in the name of the beneficiary to obtain the subsidized electric tariff, and any beneficiary can transfer the ownership of the meter if he wishes to do so, pointing out that the electricity distribution companies have been directed to facilitate the transfer of ownership of electricity meters to those who wish to do so and free of charge until the end of next June.

Al-Laboun added that the subsidized electric tariff in the domestic sector will be applied to those eligible for subsidy who are registered on the website, as of the start of applying the electric tariff. Regarding the reorganization of the electric tariff for the domestic sector, he said that it included two household tariffs (a subsidized and one unsubsidized tariff). Regarding the details of the subsidized tariff, Laboun indicated that every Jordanian family benefits from it and for one subscription of its choice, including the Jordanian who has a family book in her name, the beneficiaries of the National Aid Fund, the Royal Honorable, the Supplementary Support Program and the Takaful Program (1 and 3), in addition to families who hold passports It also applies automatically to the subscriptions of service meters for the domestic sector (residential buildings) regardless of the nationality of the property owner or the residents who benefit from it.

He added that the subsidized tariff includes two types of subsidies, the first is direct, which the subscriber receives automatically if he is eligible for the subsidy, and it is deducted directly from his monthly bill by 2.5 dinars for subscribers whose total consumption ranges between 51-200 kilowatt hours per month, or two dinars for those whose total consumption ranges between 201- 600 kilowatt-hours per month, in order to ensure neutralizing the impact of the tariff on the monthly bills. Subscriptions for service meters for the domestic sector (residential buildings) are excluded from this support.

As for the second type of subsidy, it will be according to consumption, gradually with tariff segments that have been reduced from seven to three tranches to include from 1 to 300 kilowatt hours, at 50 fils per kilowatt hour per month, and from 301 to 600 kilowatt hours, at 100 fils. per kilowatt-hour per month, and more than 600 kilowatt-hours, at 200 fils per kilowatt-hour per month. He stressed that the subsidy entitlement is not related to the amount of consumption, and in the event that the monthly consumption of the beneficiaries of the subsidy exceeds 600 kilowatt hours, he will continue to benefit from the subsidy applied to the first subsidized segments, and his bill may rise slightly to a maximum of 10 dinars and may decrease by small percentages depending on the volume of consumption.
As for the unsubsidized household tariff, al-Laboun explained that it includes only two segments: the first is from 1 to 1000 kilowatt-hours at 120 fils per kilowatt-hour, and the second is more than 1000 kilowatt-hours at 150 fils per kilowatt-hour per month.
Regarding the categories to which the unsubsidized tariff will be applied, he said that it targets non-Jordanian subscribers, owners of more than one meter (one meter subsidized by the subscriber’s choice), uninhabited homes whose consumption is less than 50 kilowatt-hours for three consecutive months, in addition to owners of systems Renewable energy with the exception of the beneficiaries of the National Aid Fund and the Royal Decree. He indicated that electricity consumption for users of renewable energy systems is usually covered through the system, and if the amount of energy extracted from the electrical network is higher than the amount exported from the system, the unsubsidized tariff is applied only to the difference (billed).
The head of the authority reiterated that the reorganization of the electric tariff announced since the summer of last year did not raise the price of electricity on any of the vital sectors, but rather reduced the cost of electric energy on many economic sectors at varying rates, such as: commercial, industrial, hotel, agricultural and hospitals, and abolished the maximum load tariff for each sectors, with the aim of enabling these sectors to reduce their operational costs and enhance their competitiveness, and thus the possibility of improving service, lowering prices and attracting more investments and job opportunities.
According to the electric tariff for the economic sectors, he indicated that the commercial sector has been reduced for those consuming more than 2000 kilowatts per month from 175 fils. And. Q to 152 fils, and maintaining the consumption tariff from 1 to 2000 kilowatt-hours, amounting to 120 fils.
With regard to the industrial sector, the tariff was reduced in varying proportions according to the type of subscription (small, medium, large, extractive industrial), where the daytime tariff for the average industrial was reduced from 79 fils per kilowatt hour to 68 fils, and the night tariff was kept as it is 65 fils and the tariff was canceled The maximum load is two dinars per kilowatt-hour.
As for the small industrialist, consumption from 1 to 10 thousand kilowatt-hours will decrease from 61 fils to 60 fils, and consumption by more than 10,000 kilowatt-hours per month will decrease from 71 fils to 68 fils.

With regard to the tariff of the large industrial sector and the extractive industries, the maximum load tariff of (2.98) dinars per kilowatt/month was canceled, and the day and night tariffs were maintained.
With regard to the agricultural sector, the maximum load tariff of two dinars per kilowatt/month was abolished, and the (flat agricultural) tariff was reduced from 60 fils to 55 fils, and the triple agricultural tariff (daytime reduced from 59 fils to 55 fils), while the nightly (triple agricultural) tariff remained at 49 A penny per kilowatt-hour. As for the hotel sector, Laboun indicated that the maximum load tariff of 3.79 dinars per kilowatt/month has been canceled, and tariffs (level and triple – day and night) have been unified at an amount of 82 fils, in addition to reducing the tariff for private hospitals from 160 fils to 140 fils and reducing the radio and television tariff From 173 to 152 fils.
Laboun affirmed that special cases or observations that may appear upon implementation will be considered, in order to protect eligible subscribers. The Authority, in accordance with the General Electricity Law in force, is responsible for regulating the electricity sector on the basis of justice and balance between the interests of consumers, licensees, investors and any other related parties. The law also entrusted the authority with the responsibility of setting electric tariffs, avoiding unjustified discrimination between consumers, and phasing out or reducing inter-subsidies between different categories of consumers.

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